Mercury Game video posted on TechTV


A video about the "Mercury Game," our educational simulation focusing on science-policy interactions in international environmental negotiations, has been posted on TechTV. Check out the new video which features game developer and Selin Group member Leah Stokes! You can download the Mercury Game free on the game web site, 

New Students Join Selin Group

The Selin Group welcomes two new students in September 2011: Shaojie Song, PhD student in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Amanda Giang, Master's student in the Technology and Policy Program. Both Shaojie and Amanda will be working on issues related to the fate and transport of hazardous substances. Welcome! For more information about Selin Group students, see our people page

Mercury Game launched in Halifax

The "Mercury Game," an interactive negotiation simulation focusing on the interactions between science and policy in developing global environmental regulations, was launched today at the Mercury 2011 conference in Halifax. 

For more on the game, which was developed by graduate student Leah Stokes with Noelle Selin and Lawrence Susskind at MIT, see a news article here or the game web site here. The game is freely available for download to use in courses and other educational/nonprofit uses. The game was developed with support from the U.S. National Science Foundation.


New publication on Chinese air pollution highlighted by MIT News

"A recent study released by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change quantifies the damage to the Chinese economy caused by a lack of air-quality control measures between 1975 and 2005. Not surprisingly, the MIT researchers found that air pollutants produced a substantial socio-economic cost to China over the past three decades."

See more: The price of fresh air - MIT News Office.

Selin talk at Transportation@MIT featured on MIT World

Video of Noelle's talk at the Transportation@MIT seminar series is posed on the MIT World web site: Excerpt: "It is a complicated matter mapping the movement of pollution in the atmosphere, but Noelle Eckley Selin models not just the chemistry of the atmosphere as it absorbs emissions and responds to climate change, but its potential impact over time on human health and world economies."